Ms. Alicia Dicks

Alicia Dicks is current head of the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, and former head of Fort Schuyler Management. She also sits on the board of Mohawk Valley EDGE, and her husband Robert Dicks sits on the board of the Mohawk Valley Health System. Ms. Dicks is also business partners with Rob Esche (Aqua Vino), and sits on his board overseeing the Save Of The Day Foundation.

July 16, 2018 - We see New York still hides financial info for Syracuse film hub at crux of corruption trial. However testimony was once offered by Ms. Dicks as we read here, Bidding Process Laments Detailed.

Maybe more will come out as investigations move closer to Cuomo? If so, more emails that Ms. Dicks shared would be revealed? As they were in Utica's MVHS #Emailgate, where we see on Page 611 this one:

From: Anthony Brindisi

Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 2:41 PM

To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Steven DiMeo; Larry Gilroy; Alicia Dicks (

Subject: Re: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says |

I tried making the case with Bono on Friday that a downtown hospital will benefit Herkimer County because Rt 5 dumps into downtown Utica.... [redaction, and continues with...],

On Monday, August 17, 2015, Picente, Anthony wrote: Agree with all. Spoke today with Matt Ossenfort from Montgomery and Bono as well. Matt gets it Bono does not. They are all hung up on getting their fair share. I made it clear that they would not be screwed but they needed to have projects with 5 to 1 leverage and strategies to get them there. I asked Jim if he had the opportunity for a hospital would he say no or would he bond for 80 million? Dealing with small minds and vision and no view of the future. Tony

Consider: Just ask LittleSis, she'll let you know of those connected to the ; Fort Schuyler Management Corporation: A Non-profit established by SUNYIT & SUNYIT Foundation, which includes names connected to the MVHS Hospital Concept<> debacle; Alicia Dicks, Director RoAnn Destito Commissioner, NYS Office of General Service (former New York State Assembly, D-Utica), Vice Chairman Alain E Kaloyeros (CEO of College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at SUNY Albany; charged and convicted in bid rigging), and •

May 30, 2018 - Investigation moves close to organizations Ms. Dicks shares connections with...

May 16, 2018 - Former SUNY Polytechnic Institute VP, John Swann now with the Ms. Dick's Community Foundation, tries, but cannot clear-up the confusion...

February 9, 2018 - Read Community Foundation Turns Back on Poor, for more insight on Alicia Fernandez Dicks, where you'll read,

"As I understand it, Ms. Dicks’ husband is a board member of MVHS, the mega conglomerate of the original 4 main hospitals of the city, Childrens, Faxton, St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s. Although it is not a direct line, there appears to be a conflict of interest for the largest and wealthiest donor fund in the area to throw in with the monster who wants to eat Main Street."

January 22, 2018 - What are reasons and connections of this story, Utica eyes deal to buy Aqua Vino property? What are the finances of the restaurant's lease, and costs incurred by City of Utica taxpayers each year? There's a story here...

November 2, 2017 - Another sad story as Downtown Utica's Central Business District unravels, Mass exodus - thanks to Mohawk Valley Health System, Oneida County Executive Picente, Utica Mayor Palmieri, the Community Foundation, and Genesis Group. All for a Hospital that we will stop from bulldozing 2/3 of our downtown (MV EDGE too)...

Per Empire Bath owner Cindy Miller, "When I purchased (the business) in ’08, we had a lease for 10 years,” she said. “Do I stay? Do I buy the building? Do I risk the hospital construction? How is it going to impact my business?"

August 20, 2017 - Just One More Hand In Utica's "Hospital Of Cards", wow, as opinions flow in from community leaders who support the Downtown Utica hospital concept, healthcare facts are nowhere to be found. As are critical disclosures...

To learn more, join the discussion on the #NoHospitalDowntown Group page on Facebook. In due time Utica's #HospitalOfCards shall fall. Just how many will be exposed?

May 3, 2016 - Is this a project of Ms. Dicks, NY still hides financial info for Syracuse film hub at crux of corruption trial? Project was announced on March 4, 2014, by Governor Cuomo here, Governor Cuomo Announces California Film Production Company to Anchor New Hub for Emerging Nano Industries.

October 4, 2015 - Ms. Dicks' husband, Robert Dicks, signs letter directed to our co-founder Jim Brock.

October 4, 2015 - A story of interest, as Ms. Dicks is co-owner of marina's restaurant tenant, Anchors away? City considering buying, selling marina

May 20, 2015 - In this story, Community Foundation leader focuses on economic development, we read,

"It’s been nearly six months since Alicia Dicks took the helm at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, and already she’s taking the organization in a new direction."

It has been heard, that Ms. Dicks is inline to replace Steve DiMeo of Mohawk Valley EDGE, perhaps these organizations would simply merge?

January 18, 2015 - Read The Buffalo Billion, the Utica Connection -- and NYS Secrecy..., where it is stated,

"In addition to Alain Kaloyeros, new president of SUNY Poly, Utica readers may recognize the names Alicia Dicks and, perhaps, Fort Schuyler Management Corp. in Mr. Heaney's article. Ms. Dicks is a local resident, director at Mohawk Valley EDGE, co-owner of Aqua Vino Restaurant"

December 22, 2014 - With Ms. Dicks at the helm, we see the SUNY Research Foundation and Fort Schuyler Management went to great lengths to thwart reporters efforts to obtain records under the state Freedom of Information Law, as documented here Suppression of Buffalo Billion spending records.

July 11, 2014 - Developer Buckingham-LeChase submits a Proposal To Alicia Dicks For Nano Utica

September 5, 2007 - Owners Robert Esche and Alicia Dicks held the grand opening of AquaVino Restaurant.

Bio from SOD Foundation: Alicia Dicks is president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. In her most recent position as president of the Fort Schuyler Management Corporation, Alicia managed the construction, maintenance and operations of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNY Poly. Prior to leading the Nano Utica Partnership, Alicia spent more than a decade at National Grid in several managerial and operational positions, including regional executive director, managing National Grid’s business operations for the Mohawk Valley and Northern New York, as well as serving as a director of market strategy. She began a public policy career at the Albany Local Development Corporation and in Albany city government, facilitating urban planning, development, and construction projects as a senior economic developer. Alicia has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from SUNY Cortland. She serves on many local boards, including the United Way and Mohawk Valley EDGE, and is a co-chair of the MV500 initiative. Alicia lives in Whitesboro with her husband and two daughters.

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